Before I go see Expelled tomorrow, and maybe have my mind tweaked a bit, I am going to throw my $.02 out into the Internet.
I respect the scientists behind Intelligent Design theory, and I do think that it's a legitimate scientific theory (certainly more provable than evolution).
I also think that, for Christians, it's become a compromise. I would much rather see an agnostic scientist saying, "I have no idea what I believe about this 'intelligence,' but I know there HAS to be one" than see a Christian scientist say, "No, I'm not saying that God created the earth or that the Genesis account is true or anything like that -- I'm just saying that there has to be some intelligence."
I understand where truth may be unpleasant, surprising, abrasive and hard to believe. I understand where truth may seem foolish.
But if the whole earth declares His glory, where do we get off pointing out the intricacy of that glory and not attributing it to Him?
I think that if I were an atheist wondering about origins theory, and I listened to a speaker whom I knew to be a Christian, but who make every effort to distance himself from publicly espousing the Genesis account, I would be thinking, well, this guy must not really believe that Genesis stuff anyway; heh, I'd be embarrassed too if that were my story.
Can a scientific victory be a spiritual loss?
Not sure if any of the above makes enough sense to repeat out loud.